Emma Watson Talks Acting, the Future, and Harry/Hermione in New Interview

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Dec 18, 2008

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A new interview with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is online this evening which features the young actress answering fourteen questions from MovieFone.com. Miss Watson, who is currently promoting her latest film, The Tales of Despereaux, spoke on a number of subjects during this interview including her experience working on an animated film, her Harry Potter co-stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), life in the public eye, and about the relationship between the characters of Harry and Hermione. When asked if she was disappointed a different relationship never developed between the two characters, Miss Watson notes that she felt is was “always obvious” that Harry and Hermione shared a pure friendship, saying in full:

No … I mean, to me it was always obvious that their relationship was purely friends. It always felt to me that she was very mothering towards him. It just wouldn’t be right. And I think that Ron and Hermione are so perfect for each other that I’m not disappointed. [Laughs] It’s meant to be.

The interview also features talk of Goblet of Fire costar Robert Pattinson, who she notes “must be over the moon” about the recent Twilight success, and Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) who all continue to keep in touch between Potter films. Finally, discussion turns to The Tales of Despereaux and her experience making this film. In regards to any surprises she experienced in making an animated film, she relates:

It’s so rewarding to be a part of — I mean, this may just apply to ‘Despereaux,’ I don’t know — but it’s incredible to be a character that is being created from animation, and to be involved in that way, and then go sit down in a theater and see something that is almost a complete surprise to you, in the way that it looks and … it was amazing going to see it. I was just so happy with it — I’m proud of it. To do so little and to produce something so amazing is quite incredible. It’s very liberating, in a way, not to be worrying about your appearance, and just focusing on the voice.

The full interview can be read right here.

Thanks Andie.





124 Responses to Emma Watson Talks Acting, the Future, and Harry/Hermione in New Interview

Avatar Image says: I just love how she yet again says why Harry and Hermione would be a horrible couple.Avatar Image says: Great interviewAvatar Image says: THANK YOU, EMMA!!! For putting that interviewer in their place about H/Hr!!! R/Hr, the TRUE SHIP!!!! Ohhh, that was fun. I kinda miss the shipping wars sometimes!!! Hehehehe...Avatar Image says: So JK is silly,huh?girl,the shippers will have always their love for one couple no matter your opinion.I'm a huge H/G shipper but i hate when i read that only canon is real and other couples are crap.THE FANDOM IS FREEAvatar Image says: You go, Emma! I do enjoy Ron/Hermione (even though Harry/Ginny's my favorite) and Emma is very right. They were "meant to be" :) Avatar Image says: Great interview ! And read on till the last question... so true.Avatar Image says: Of course only canon "is real". That's why it's called canon... and the rest is fanon. Gotta love how Emma always makes Harry/Hermione (and Dan/Emma shippers, for some creepy people actually seem to ship celebs) shippers squirm uncomfortably with her truthful comments. And then they go back to la-la land pretending she never said anything. ;-)Avatar Image says: I just love her! She's just so well spoken. Avatar Image says: @snoopy : Couldn't have put it better myself, so I won't!Avatar Image says: Snoopy,ALL the shippers see their reality,if they want one"fandom"couple they should see something real.Canon ISN'T a lawAvatar Image says: I just hate her! By the way...Her voice work in the movie is crap. She did NOTHING different to her voice. Avatar Image says: GO EMMA! YOU ROCK!Avatar Image says: I didn't really expect her to say anything bad about about the R/Hr ship. To do so would be tantamount to saying that JKR wrote bad romances. She must be tired of people hinting about Dan and emma getting on in the films through Harry and Hermione. Many people DO prefer that pairing and Emma saying they're "meant to be" wouldn't convince them... Avatar Image says: No chelsea, she didn't say anything bad about R/Hr because to her, and most people with just a little comprehension of Jo's novels, it was obvious they should and would get together. I'm sure you and all the other delusionals will go to their graves believing otherwise but that's your problem not Emma's or Jo's or anyone else with the capacity to resist 'Hollywood Indoctrination' - you know, lead male character must get together with lead female character.Avatar Image says: Oh and Mora your right, all shippers do see their reality - it's just not contained in the seven Harry Potter novels written by J.K Rowling.Avatar Image says: What's the point in canon shippers getting in the face of "H/H" shippers? It's not going to solve or convince anyone of anything. Just because there are some people that have different opinions doesn't mean the HP canonverse is going to implode. Obviously it's written in black and white, now. Let people have fun with their pairings. Honestly, I don't see why H/R vs H/H is so explosive; there are some pretty crazy pairings out there and I don't see many raising their voices against them--want to take a crack at Draco/Neville, Remus/Sirius, Luna/Crumple-horned Snorkack, anyone? (OK, so I made the last one up, but still. It might exist. This is the Internets after all.) My point is: non-canon ships are going to be around whether canon shippers like it or not, so just get over it and stop rubbing crap in their faces, it only makes them ornery. Besides all that! Emma is a lovely girl and I really hope she is as successful after the Potter films as Daniel is now. :) Avatar Image says: 'to me it was always obvious their relationship was purely friends.' More proof that Emma's an intelligent young lady.Avatar Image says: Emilie, my reply was to Chelsea implying Emma only said this so as not to upset Jo! This is the delusion - that everybody really thinks that way. Of course Chelsea and others are entitled to have their own fantasy world. The majority of us, including Emma, prefer Jo's. Avatar Image says: God I'm sick of this silly shipping - can people not focus on the rest of the interview? I found it funny that the first page said that she was playing a another posh girl - completely true - it would be nice for Emma to move away from that. I can't believe the twilight comparison - sorry, but it is not on the same level of HP, going by numbers and by the diversity of the fans. Potter has a diverser and larger following than twilight - stop the comparison they're nothing at all alike. I can't believe they asked about the "role model" of Bella v Hermione - I can't stand hermione a lot of the time but at least she doesn't promote the misogynistic/controlling views held in twilight of the possessive boyfriend and damsel in distress. I just don't think that's a good role model for young girls. And no, I'm not bashing twilight fans - but hermione is a lot more independent and pioneering than bella. Avatar Image says: Aaaaw Emma, forever a R/Hr shipper, bless! I agree Miriam, Hermione is a great role model in a lot of ways, Bella is some sort of submissive romantic fantasy figure, a modern day Cinderella waiting to be swept off her feet by her (vampire) prince. Hermione sweeps her prince off HIS feet, and only after standing her ground and doing what's right!Avatar Image says: Actually, since watching Order of the Pheonix (movie) I became a Luna/Harry shipper, lol. Seriously, I kind of wish Harry found his true love in Luna. But then again I do like the story of an 8/9 year old having a secret crush on a famous boy wizard, who saved her life in her first year, and bearing that crush secretly for many years had finally won his heart!Avatar Image says: Hehe, R/Hr forever! xAvatar Image says: im really boring journalists ask about twilight hp actors and actress.twilight couldnt near harry potter.people will see at 2010.hp will be successfull then twilight squel in box office.(but some fake harry potter fans not returning twilight fan)Avatar Image says: I am so sick of shippers too! Tell her to go back to 2004 when they were big!Avatar Image says: I'm glad she knows how to read and interpret the story unlike some delusional HP fans.Avatar Image says: OMG I love Harry/Luna too! I know H/G is so perfect, but I just thought it would be awesome if there was something between H/L, especially since I love Luna so much (and am a lot like her ^-^) I am a bit confused about the shipping war going on right now, though. I thought they'd be over (mostly) with book 7 and alternate shipping would just be for fun and fanfics/vids. Avatar Image says: not that it matters, but she clearly doesn't know that twilight is a book, not just a film. Avatar Image says: Hate it when interviewers comment on playing a 'posh girl' Hermione is not a posh girl, Emma is and she has just played it that way. No where in the books is Hermione considered posh, in the wizarding world if anyone was posh it would be the Malfoy's or a pure blood family.Avatar Image says: potterhead23, some H/Hr shippers are still choosing to believe what they 'see' in the books, even though there was nothing to see. I thought it would be over when the 7th book came out too but I guess not. I can see people still doing fics, vids, whatever, but most of the H/Hr people I see are still crazy and delusional and obsessed with their ship! It sank people, get over it and stop trying to prove that JKR was wrong about her OWN characters she made up! /end rant :DAvatar Image says: Did they really call Hermione a posh girl? WTF?!?!? She's supposed to be a dumpy nerd! THAT'S NOT POSH! Thanks for ruining Hermione, Kloves (and Emma)Avatar Image says: Why do people always throw a fit when she shows her support of R/Hr? She mentions it whenever asked about them or a question like this one. Avatar Image says: @jenstar, you are just another Emma basher. I love it when you guys start foaming at the mouth. Your rants are hilarious!!!Avatar Image says: kitkat were you expecting Emma to put on a voice. She doesn't work for the Simpsons many actors when they give their voice on an animated film don't put on one. I could go through an incredibly long of successful animated films were this were true And Bella vs Hermione pah there's no contest.Avatar Image says: I'm not an Emma basher, but I think that the movie Hermione was pretty much ruined in PoA and GoF. I lblame Kloves more than Emma for it, though.Avatar Image says: This is for the obssesive and intolerant canon fans:all the books have fans with different opinions and favorites characters even if the series is already finished,you seem insecure and inmature.Avatar Image says: "Canon fans" have the books on their side. They shouldn't be sorry about that. Besides most people will always want to talk about what actually happned in the books, instead of pondering what might have happened between Harry and Hermione if.. you know.. they would be totally different characters, written by a totally different writer. If you can't stand it, if you'd rather discuss how bad writer JKR or whatever, go elsewhere. Avatar Image says: Snoopy i said"i'm a huge H/G shipper"so JK is excellent in my opinion but you and other people bashing H/Hr is really annoying,you are very childish....you have the happy epilogue,now respect other shipsAvatar Image says: I dont' think I can respect someone who sees something that isn't there. And that ship we're supposed to respect has recently been on a website where they are bashing JKR, calling Hermione weak and a bad influence on girls, and saying that Stephenie Meyer is a far better writer. That deserves no respect. look for it yourself on Portkey.Avatar Image says: Yeah, I agree. I don't pay much attention to harmonians, but whenever I see them posting, it's nothing that deserves that my respect. Like EruditeWitch, I also have a hard time respecting people who "see" something that just isn't there. There's a word that begins with a "d" to describe that kind of behaviour, I think.Avatar Image says: If some people think Stephanie Meyer is a better writer, that's their opinion. Who cares? There are probably more than a few twilight fans that would agree and if a few of them happen to prefer h/hr, who are you to judge what writer they like? I however, couldn't say, i am not likely to ever read that series, nor see that movie for that matter. I agree with Mora, it's obvious that there are canonshippers who look unbalanced and REALLY insecure , just because they can't seem to handle that there are many people who prefer their fanships. Worse thing is, apparently they are adults. Talk about pathetic. They obviously need lives. I will say that all the trio have said that it was probably r/hr from the second movie. Really, what else could they say? Of course they are going to push the r/hr coupling, it's what Jo wrote. We will never know truthfully what they feel about the couplings until it is all over though. There's stuff you say and stuff you don't say, for publicity reasons. Actors and directors and crew have to show a united front. When you don't, the poop hits the fan. I for one, prefer h/hr. Maybe it's the actors, but i don't think so. I can't get into the weasly chick or Ron for that matter. For someone as intelligent and modern as Hermione, i personally would want someone like Harry for her. Ron is beneath her.someone to date but not to marry. Also may i point out, that Emma , having said many times that they are a lot like their characters, said in the japanese GOF press conference , that she would herself prefer Harry. 'nuff said. (watches explosions lol ) Oh yeah, Jonathan Ross is a movie reviewer. He seemed to like h/hr as well. Also it could be the hero/heroine thing playing with the coupling thing, plus (and this was mentioned in reviews from poa era) that Dan and Emma grew up looking handsome/beautiful). Regarding chemistry, the r/hr romance has been obvious with the non-hug in hp2, the handholding in hp3, ballroom scenes in hp4, and the glances etc in hp 5. Obviously the audience is going to notice that, it was MADE very obvious ie hit over the head obvious. Harry had his romantic target in Cho and now in the hp6, in Ginny. They made the non h/hr obvious in GoF, when Hermione kisses Harry ON TOP OF THE HEAD. Not on the forehead, but on the head like when you kiss a child. However, Dan and Emma just have that chemistry, just walking beside each other or past each other. It's just there, even though they don't have any romantic scenes with each other. Must be what they call movie magic.Avatar Image says: Thanks, Radcakesfan, that's all I needed. Keep an eye on my blog if you dare. Also, so you're claiming that Emma probalby likes H/Hr and is just lying becuase she's been told to push something else? I don't think I look nearly as bad as someone who thinks that. Avatar Image says: Just what i'd expect from someone who made herself judge and jury on another h/hr fan. Loved that little thing you wrote , showed just what a bully you are. Quite disappointed me when i realized your true colors. You and some of the others here are just why i will never be a canon fan. As for emma, i'm betting she and the others are trying to encourage the r.hr coupling and get away from the possibly d/e slant the public seemed to see. I 'm sure Jkr was disappointed in the level and amount of dislike her couplings evoked when the books came out. The films WERE a part of that and they know that. Avatar Image says: Only a bully to those who deserve it by saying such nasty things on these comments. And Emma said her and Dan have never dated and never will in the Times Online interview. It's not a good thing to create scenarios based on nothing. And the amount of dislike it very very small in comparison with the amount of happiness. Avatar Image says: radcakesfan & EruditeWitch, Your fights remind me of Ron and Hermione's. I wonder if your relationship will end in marriage as well. I think I'll start a new ship - radcakesfan/EruditeWitch. SQUEE!Avatar Image says: You might be on to something! But I'm already married! :)Avatar Image says: Nice work, Emma.Avatar Image says: Eruditewitch have you seen the pictures of the POA premiere?the behind the scenes in GOF dvd?Everyone without blindness know that Dan and Emma had a thing during 2003-2005,Emma can't say"oh yes,we had a romance"because all the fans would be mad and the media tooAvatar Image says: I respect Emma too much to go against her own words. Saying things like that about her when she says they are untrue is not fair to her.Avatar Image says: "You might be on to something! But I’m already married!" EruditeWitch: When has reality ever been an obstacle to shipping? Happy Holidays to you and radcakesfan. lolAvatar Image says: So radcakesfan thinks Emma is just lying with her R/Hr shipping? Riiight. Now I'm beggining to think you're a troll.Avatar Image says: Well Eruditewitch the images are pretty obvious,the words can be liesAvatar Image says: Mora- You are calling Emma a liar now? Wow... Ann- I think maybe you should read my scribbulus essay to understand shipping and shippers a little better.Avatar Image says: Eruditewitch first see the pictures and images,i'm talking about proofs...i remember when Zac and Vanessa were in all their interviews"we are only friends blah blah blah"and one month later they were surprised..when someone doesn't want his/her private life on the media..Avatar Image says: I've seen them. I post on a message board where there is a DE thread. I know what you guys think. They were holding hands at the POA premier. That's all fine and good. But if she says she's not dating someone and NEVER HAS, you must take her word for it. It's very rude to come on a public site and make statements like that. And furthermore, I really doubt that her and Dan are more than friends. I won't elaborate because it's rude, but all clues point somewhere else. . Avatar Image says: *rolls eyes*ok Eruditewitch,if you are happy thinking that they were only friends...Avatar Image says: Nice interview. Umh, I'm pretty hesitant to take part in this discussion, but I'm going to add my 2 cents anyway. I am a Harry/Hermione shipper, but the fact that it never happened in canon didn't really hinder my enjoyment of the final books. Harry Potter books were always about so much more than the romances of the trio. Emma has always been very vocal about her Ron/Hermione support and that's her right. I know some Portkey posters who were pretty pissed off at her, but I never understood their anger. She's the actress playing Hermione, not Hermione herself. At some point I begun to realize, that the lines between the books, the movies, and the actors were VERY blurry for certain people... and that scared me. Sadly, it has become apparent that other H/Hr shippers still haven't gotten over their bitterness, and I'm not able to discuss the books with them any longer. Not even about non-shippy topics. It's pretty ironic that I can do this with R/Hr shippers without any problems. What comes to the actors, I think it's pretty insulting to doubt them. Dan/Emma pics? Oh please. There are equally cute Rupert/Emma pics as well, but she's not dating either of the boys, and never has. Media loves to make up stuff, and there are always baseless romance rumors flying around. It's enough to have a guy and a girl working together, whoever they might be; and there will be rumors. That's all it takes.Avatar Image says: That's what most of us canon shippers seek, HermioneG: A rational view on shipping. It's nice to see shippers like you still out there. There's a difference between preferring a ship and insisting things that just aren't true. Belittling the characters because you don't like the romantic choices, insulting the author (she even got hate mail!), and rejecting even truthful statements from those involved with the movies and books is not rational. And it deserves our scrutiny.Avatar Image says: Hermione G go to google and search"Prisioner of Azkaban premiere"you will have a surprise or you can see the behind the scenes in GOF,if you find pictures and images of Rupert and Emma like these,tell me.Avatar Image says: Personally, it makes me really uncomfortable when people start confusing actors with the characters they play. Saying that H/Hr should happen because Dan/Emma have great chemistry is just weird. Dan isn't Harry, and Emma isn't Hermione. Rupert isn't Ron, for that matter, either. What the actors' personal opinions are and what they have to do to perform their roles are two separate things. In this case, it just so happens that Emma is an R/Hr shipper, but she probably was already even before she started playing Hermione. Remember, GoF was already out by the time the first movie was being filmed, so they all kind of knew which direction the romances were going. The fact that she actually likes R/Hr probably will make it easier for her to play her part, but she'd play her part even if she wasn't an R/Hr shipper. It's called being professional. I also think that it's insulting to both Dan and Emma to say that their "romantic" chemistry comes through on film even though their characters aren't supposed to be anything more than friends. You are basically saying that Dan and Emma are bad actors who can't properly play their characters. I think Dan's a great actor, and Emma's getting better, and therefore I have a lot of respect for their abilities. I've never seen anything except the great friendship chemistry D/E have, the same chemistry that Rupert and Dan have. And I'm sorry, but talking about a picture of Dan and Emma holding hands taken in 2005 when PoA came out has absolutely no relevance to today, and certainly has nothing to do with Harry, Hermione, or Ron. Again, the actors aren't their characters, so Emma and Dan holding hands back in 2005 says nothing at all about Harry and Hermione's relationship. FWIW I don't think Emma has dated either one of the boys, nor is it likely she will. I do think it's nice that they all stay in touch when they're not filming, though, it shows that they really are great friends. Who says they have to couple up? Why can't they just be friends?Avatar Image says: Bleah! I cant stand Rons character, I dont know why, I never liked him. It always amazes me how just because we go outside of the canon were blasphemers. Get over it, Ron just turns some of us off. I still write H/HR fanfiction and I wont change it now because some of you are insanly strict with canon. It all boils down to the fact that Ron annoys me to death, and Ruperts not so hot....bleah!Avatar Image says: Bleah! I cant stand Rons character, I dont know why, I never liked him. It always amazes me how just because we go outside of the canon were blasphemers. Get over it, Ron just turns some of us off. I still write H/HR fanfiction and I wont change it now because some of you are insanly strict with canon. It all boils down to the fact that Ron annoys me to death, and Ruperts not so hot....bleah!Avatar Image says: I've seen those pictures and I remain unimpressed. Now, you're just getting a bit creepy, so please stop. @Eruditewitch: Yes, I've read Melissa Anelli's book. I'm actually quite sure certain H/Hr shipper I know is behind that "slightly less endearing" letter Rowling received.Avatar Image says: It's okay to not like a character. I am not a fan of Ginny. But I won't go around saying things untrue about the characters, denying other things that are overwhelmingly true, saying bad things about Hermione for choosing a character you don't like despite all the good about it, and in insulting the author are something else entirely. If you have an opinion, and you state that opinion in public, be ready to explain why. And if your explanations aren't very rational, don't expect many people to take you seriously and treat you with respect. @ HermioneG YIKES! That's scary. I'm glad I don't know who did that.Avatar Image says: Rational H/Hr shippers who accept that canon is canon, and that they have a non-canon shipping preference for H/Hr have never been the problem, in my opinion. But it's some of the other H/Hr shippers that, sadly, give the group a bad name overall. In comments here, to defend their ship, some H/Hr shippers have essentially said: 1. Emma lies 2. JKR lies, and/or is a bad writer 3. That Hermione is exceptionally smart and modern, but that they are apparently a better judge of who's good for Hermione than Hermione is 4. That the fact **they** 'don't like' Ron makes him unfit for Hermione 5. That Dan and Emma are poor actors since they are (according to said shippers) exhibiting chemistry that's not meant to be in the movies, but shows anyway 6. That a 3-, almost 4-year-old picture of two actors holding hands mean that the characters they portray are meant for each other It's this kind of non-logic that gives H/Hr shippers overall a questionable name. That, and at least in my experience, the many, many years that so many of them spent viciously **attacking** us R/Hr shippers for being so stupid as to believe in our own ship, that - oh yeah - turned out to be exactly the one that author JKR was trying to portray.Avatar Image says: @kerri, I'm so glad to see another person who can't stand Ron as a character! I often thought him a bad friend to Harry but really came to loathe him in DH and his walkout just confirmed what I had always thought of him (a selfish, childish brat). By the end I couldn't see why Hermione was wasting her time on him, to the extent that I found their kiss when it happened very annoying, but not because I didn't believe in the ship itself. In terms of hetero friendship I'm a bit of a Harry/Neville shipper myself. @Professor Potter, LOL, spot on. I also became a Harry/Luna shipper after book five. I thought that she would be so good for him. Ginny's fine as a character but Luna's great. Personally I don't have a problem with people shipping, either celeb of fiction.Avatar Image says: I was a big H/Hr shipper after GoF, and especially after OotP. But since HPB was published, I see no point in it. Jo revealed which way she was going to go and her truth is the only one that matters. My reading of the earlier stories was not just based on Hollywood conventions. There are plenty of examples in both children's literature and fantasy for main characters who grow close through shared danger to eventually develop romantic feelings for each other, even when they start out as children. Think of Wil and Lyra in Phillip Pullman's Amber Spyglass, or Shasta and Aravis in C. S. Lewis' The Horse and His Boy (Narnia). I think it would have been highly unusual for a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year old girl to spend all that time camping out together and facing so many life-threatening dangers with each other without at least exploring the possibility of deeper feelings. But then, Harry and Hermione were never normal teenagers. If they had crossed that line even once, think how much more difficult it would have been to bring Ron back. It might have made an interesting story, but it wouldn't have been Harry Potter!Avatar Image says: There is absolutely nothing wrong with people shipping fanon couples, be it Harry/Hermione, Hermione/Giant Squid, Ron/Luna, Harry/Luna, but you must remember those are entirely fanon. They aren't canon. None of those people would match with the other in Jo Rowling's vision, and her word is the final one. You can have fun in your fanfic though!Avatar Image says: People who dont like Ron, whatever, if they dont like him, that's their problem. BUT that does NOT mean that Hermione doesnt have to like him or that Hermione becomes a stupid person for liking him. I mean, WTH is that??!! Such people remind me of some nagging parents who refuse to accept his/her child's bf or gf.Avatar Image says: Hermione can LOVE whoever she wants. It's her choice. NO ONE has the right to say anything. (In my mind, she's real, Haha.)Avatar Image says: agree with anne (yeah, there were a lot of things i didn't like about Ron's character - he was very funny but abandoned Harry more than once whereas Hermione didn't) and David ( one would think they must have caved in to the fear and what-all and comforted each other a bit in the way of hugs 'n cuddles at least lol) . To enzie, snoopy and erudite witch, one could question that you are saying Emma was lying when she said she would choose Harry out of Harry, Ron or Krum in that Japanese interview? It's on film, you know. I have a problem with r/hr shippers bashing other shippers specifically h/hr shippers. Since they are often real life shippers themselves. Heck eruditewitch STARTED a rupert/emma thread rofl not to mention your squees at them possibly "holding hands" and other scenarios. ( Lol at all these rupertfans on the emmawatson boards here. You're pumping up her numbers people) I can't take you seriously after that as well as your attempts at calling dan and emma bad actors for having a natural chemistry onscreen and calling for a cartoon for the evil h/hr scene. You're a ron/rupert fan and that's why you don't want them to have their screen time or possibly overshadow ron/rupert. Actually that's why i can't take you seriously, you're totally biased. Incidentally, emma said she wouldn't date Dan OR Rupert. I gotta go, can't believe how much time i've wasted here (but it's fun). Suffice to say, i think if people were less hating everywhere, there's be less people commenting back heatedly. If you bash anyone, expect them to bash back.Avatar Image says: Uh...radcakesfan? It was YOU who said Emma (and the rest of the trio for that matter) was lying: Really, what else could they say? Of course they are going to push the r/hr coupling, it’s what Jo wrote. We will never know truthfully what they feel about the couplings until it is all over though. There’s stuff you say and stuff you don’t say, for publicity reasons. It was YOU who essentially said they were bad actors because they exhibited chemistry in the films even though they 'had no romantic scenes': However, Dan and Emma just have that chemistry, just walking beside each other or past each other. It’s just there, even though they don’t have any romantic scenes with each other. Must be what they call movie magic. Those were both from your post of 12/21 at 4:09. Please do *not* pin those statements on me. I don't have that kind of arrogance, don't think they are in the least bit true, and I certainly wouldn't assume that everyone else in the world sees things the way I do (Dan/Emma chemistry? Erm...no, but I said nothing of the sort in case some people do see it), unlike some people here. I can, however, agree with two things you said: 1. That Emma said she wouldn't date Dan *or* Rupert. Exactly. I believe what she said was that dating either "would be a nightmare" because they've all been friends for too long. Glad you've finally come around on that, at least. 2. "If you bash anyone, expect them to bash back." Hmmm. Really? Nowhere in this comment section did anyone say or even imply that Harry was a horrible character, that Dan's 'not so hot', that Harry is childish and selfish (yeah, check the books, OotP perhaps?). But those things were all said about Ron and Rupert. Take your own advice to heart, would you?Avatar Image says: Lol, I think someone needs to calm down. I don't know about you, but the last time I checked Emma wasn't Hermione, Dan wasn't Harry and Rupert wasn't Ron. It appears to me that the lines between fiction and reality are somewhat blurry for you. Hey, I'm a Harry/Hermione shipper too but I got over my disappointment a long time ago, try to do the same. If you're a Dan/Emma shipper... well, I don't really want to hear more about that. I've used TLC for years to get Potter news and while I've rarely commented in this section, I've seen enough of your posts to say that your comment about "less hating" is extremely ironic.Avatar Image says: Thank you, Hermione G, I agree with all you said, including the tendency to confuse actors with their characters (though I suspect that may happen with a handful of people in all camps). You are the sort of rational Harry/Hermione shipper I was speaking of earlier, that I truly think is more in the 'quieter, calmer majority'. The problem is we don't see or hear as much of you here and that's too bad. I've even had a number of fun, interesting, and informative debates with people who can explain their positions on H/Hr well - people whose opinions I could consider intelligent, reasonable, and sane. It's sad how some people can be accused of 'bashing' when all they did was agree with what the actor or actress in the article said, which is how I believe all of this got started. Avatar Image says: 1. emma said she wanted HARRY.. hermione didnt say she wanted harry 2. r/hr are perfect because ron is emotional & street smart,& hermione is logic & book smart.. & they BOTH needs someone to argue w/.. nothing harry could do for hermione... hermione & ron needed a challenge that no other character gave them 3. i hate when people mix up the characters w/ real people... nuff said! 4. and its ok to not like a character, but thats not a reason why you shouldnt like that actor!. (which everything i mentioned sadly happens alot!:( )Avatar Image says: wow, major conversations on here about shipping! I am a total H/G and R/Hr lover...I wouldn't say shipper so much cause I am too old to get into internet conversations about it. But I'm really confused about where people come up with the idea of the other pairings? I've recently read all the books again and in every book Harry tho friends with Hermione, is annoyed with her a majority of the time. Especially in Deathly Hallows once Ron leaves, showing then and there Ron is the glue keeping them all together! Yes he cares about her, but he doesn't know how to deal with her very well without Ron around. As for Dan and Emma, sure around the time of POA and GOF they may have had crushes on each other, they were teenagers for pete's sake! But these last interviews she's done for her movie have described her new boyfriend being around and Dan has been in NYC for the last 6 months with no mention of Emma showing up on his doorstep having nightly trysts! When I look at Dan and Emma being affectionate whether on screen or off, I see two friends just being comfortable with each other. Geez, I acted like that with my friend from High School too, holding hands, hugging, letting my guard down, and he was gay! So unless anyone knows the real situation, like Emma and Dan themselves, its all hearsay!Avatar Image says: I was too late for the shipping wars and I must say I was completely shocked when I found out about their existence. I understand that people like to IMAGINE a storyline where H/Hr get together but how they can 'SEE' it in the books is beyond me. Since the books are from Harry's point of view and he spends most of his time accepting of, but slightly annoyed with Hermione's mothering of him. I just cannot see how someone can be arrogant enough to assume something that the author OBVIOUSLY didn't intended. I've read a few arguments based on interpretation of interactions in the book and I'm sorry but none of them make sense no matter how hard I try to justify them. As for people getting annoyed with Ron 'abandoning' Harry, let me just point out that Harry and Hermione ALSO have a falling out in PoA over the Firebolt (even though Hermione's right to be cautious Harry doesn't see it that way, he sees it as a betrayal). Ron has his faults but he is also the person (as discussed in a thread here recently) that Harry needs the most (and will miss the most, GoF 2nd task). Harry draws moral support from Ron, and is grateful when Ron shields him from Hermione's sometimes relentless nagging (OotP, floo-ing Sirius from Umbridge's office). Ron's sensitivity is his strength and his downfall, as is Harry's impulse to be brave and Hermione's intellect serves her and the trio exceptionally well but it is also used to cover up her insecurities which makes her at times overbearing and also makes her forget to relax and have fun. I don't understand why Ron's weaknesses make him less qualified to be Hermione's boyfriend, that's complete madness.Avatar Image says: Radcakes: *To enzie, snoopy and erudite witch, one could question that you are saying Emma was lying when she said she would choose Harry out of Harry, Ron or Krum in that Japanese interview? It’s on film, you know.* I believe Emma would like Harry more. He's more her type. No one ever denied that. I think you're getting the actors and characters confused. *Heck eruditewitch STARTED a rupert/emma thread rofl not to mention your squees at them possibly "holding hands" and other scenarios. ( Lol at all these rupertfans on the emmawatson boards here. You’re pumping up her numbers people) I can’t take you seriously after that as well as your attempts at calling dan and emma bad actors for having a natural chemistry onscreen and calling for a cartoon for the evil h/hr scene. You’re a ron/rupert fan and that’s why you don’t want them to have their screen time or possibly overshadow ron/rupert. Actually that’s why i can’t take you seriously, you’re totally biased. Incidentally, emma said she wouldn’t date Dan OR Rupert.* I don't really understand what you're saying or where you're coming from. Did you read the reason I started that thread? Did you read the first post. It was utilitarian due to the fact that the other thread was taken off when the forums retooled. I don't ship real life people. It's creepy. And as for not wanting more screen time or some nonsense like that: The only thing that matters is that the movie is true to the books. The more true it is, the better it is. I'm not 12...I could care less who's in it more...but only if that's how long their character was in the book for. Avatar Image says: i agree with snoopys comment, so fair enough, canon isnt law but if Jk Rowling had wanted Harry and Hermione to get together then she would have written it so.... in my opinion ron and hermione are one the greatest couples in literature.... it wouldve been extremely cliche for the main male and main female to become an item and as Jk says herself, ron and hermione complete each other in that they are opposites in personality so compensate for one anothers actions, ron brings out hermiones fun side where as hermione mangages to inject some maturity and seriouness into rons character. perfect :)Avatar Image says: Yeah, Ron and Hermione are like an appetizing sweet and sour dish. Yum!:D Avatar Image says: another H/Hr vs. R/Hr shippers argument?! When will you people rest! we all know the real answer now, theres no point arguing! WE'VE ALL READ DEATHLY HALLOWS! H/Hr SHIPPERS RE-READ THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS AN SHUT UP! Avatar Image says: to Enzie, i didn't say they had romantic chemistry, they have screen chemistry- maybe it's what draws one's eye. That's not bad acting. It's rupert fans calling d/e bad actors because lots of people think dan and Emma have great chemistry, a defensive mechanism because they aren't thinking that of rupert? Also the bashing i was referring to was the fan bashing (not just the stars) Also so what is your comment on Emma saying she'd choose Harry? Avatar Image says: Emma and Dan do have great chemistry, in the same way Rupert and Dan do. Does that mean that I can say that Ron/Harry is the ship everyone wants because of Rupert and Dan's undeniable chemistry? Why is it different for Emma and Dan just because they are of the opposite sex? That's why H/Hr is so disheartening. So a boy and a girl can't be really close friends without people automatically assuming something more, even when they and everyone around them says that's not happening and never will?Avatar Image says: I'm interested in who 'all these people' are, who think that ONLY Dan and Emma have chemistry on screen. In all the reviews I have read there is a tendency to comment on the chemistry of the trio and that the three lead actors seem comfortable with each other. A lot of reviewers also comment on the increasing tension between Ron and Hermione and those reviews are always positive. I'm not saying that Dan and Emma don't have screen chemistry, I've just never heard anyone (except possibly H/Hr or D/E shippers) actually single the two of them out. What draws the eye is an entirely subjective experience. You think they have it, I don't see what you see, I wouldn't use it as a basis for claiming that an overwhelming amount of people think that only D/E have on screen chemistry and R/E do not. @EruditeWitch: I'm interested in what you have written about shipping, where can I find it?Avatar Image says: Scribbulus from April of 2007 I beleive! Avatar Image says: i'ma fan of everything hp (but mostly rupe & dan..well mostly rupert) i see all 3 having chemistry & rupert fans dont get mad at shipping d/e or when they say they hvae more creepy.. because as someone else has said its creey shipping real people!Avatar Image says: radcakesfan-- The fact that you imply that the actors don't truly believe in R/HR and are just putting up a front is pretty out there. I believe (I say "believe" because I'm too lazy to look it up and confirm it, but you can if you wish) that Dan voiced his support of R/HR from the first film. I think he said something about it on Rosie O'Donnell's show. I just remember him being the first to, and it was before the release of the 6th book. As for Emma: are you serious?! When she's shown her support she hasn't done it submissively, but rather as a truly excited fan. She posted about it on her website (when DH was released), and she would insist in interviews that it had to happen, that it was "meant to be." She looks earnest in her support of the ship. I've seen the Japan footage, and I'm totally cool with her picking Harry for _herself_. But Emma isn't Hermione. And to say that Ron's "beneath her," that's just a new low. I get that you don't like Ron, but that's just something else. Thank goodness, Hermione doesn't carry such prejudice. I think she's more intelligent and less arrogant than that.Avatar Image says: Fairylights, they've all been pushing or saying that they thought it was r/hr. I know that. I think they did know some things- does anyone else remember Jo saying once that Dan had asked if he would get to kiss Hemione? (the answer was no) Anyways what else would they say? But you cannot say 100% what they ever really think or feel, unless you are their bosum buddy or confidante. It is possible that she might have chosen Harry for Hermione- or Draco for that matter, you don't know. The fact that she chose the Harry character once upon a time is telling for me, especially when you consider Emma has said she had so much in common with her character. (and no, i am not getting them mixed up. They've all said these things) Brittany, working backwards on the comments here - I have read r/hr or r/e shippers getting pissed off anything that infers h/hr or d/e. Rupert fans pretty much prefer their guy and that means on/off screen with hr/e. It's not all of them though. To erudite witch, most people don't bother starting threads unless they're interested in the topic. Incidentally i am not shipping real life? I'm shipping the characters. That Dan and Em have a chemistry on screen makes the movies all that more interesting (not saying they have romantic scenes- i'm thinking anything that had that nature in GOF was taken out once book 6 came out, like a certain bts handholding scene. I had written a comment earlier, but my computer fritzed on me. Internal heating- does dell replace or do i need to buy a new one? Avatar Image says: Go read the damn thread, Radcakesfan. Geesh. Sometimes those forums go down, and we need to remake everything quickly. I happened to be on. *Fairylights, they’ve all been pushing or saying that they thought it was r/hr. I know that. I think they did know some things- does anyone else remember Jo saying once that Dan had asked if he would get to kiss Hemione? (the answer was no) Anyways what else would they say? But you cannot say 100% what they ever really think or feel, unless you are their bosum buddy or confidante. It is possible that she might have chosen Harry for Hermione- or Draco for that matter, you don’t know.* So let's just assume they aren't lying then. If you don't know then you'll have to take their word for it and stop posting such wild eyed speculation. *The fact that she chose the Harry character once upon a time is telling for me, especially when you consider Emma has said she had so much in common with her character. (and no, i am not getting them mixed up. They’ve all said these things)* I'd rather date Percy. Doesn't mean I don't ship Hermione and Ron. And You can't take Emma's personal opinion and apply it to her opinion about her character. That's very far fetched.Avatar Image says: Don't worry, radcakesfan, I think Rupert and Emma have plenty of screen chemistry, something I feel is obvious enough to numerous people that I don't have to string it up in blinking lights like most people do who 'see' H/Hr chemistry. If you see H/Hr chemistry, it must be like Thestrals. Some people see it, some people see nothing of the sort. But you're welcome to watch through your rose-colored glasses and see all the H/Hr chemistry you want. Hope that makes you giggle and swoon, or whatever it is you do. Now if you're talking about Dan/Emma chemistry you see onscreen, that does make them bad actors by virtue of you seeing Dan and Emma, not their characters. Not only that, it takes it back to you shipping real people again, and that's just downright pathetic. As to the question you asked me? More obvious answers - so obvious everyone has got there first to tell you, but I'll heartily agree. What the devil does the fact that Emma says she'd want Harry have to do with whether Hermione does or not? Emma also talks about how much 'like Hermione' she is, and I don't happen to think she's much like Hermione at all. Most of what I see on screen is Emma *trying* to be Hermione - very hard sometimes, so I certainly can't fault her for that - but in my opinion, she rarely succeeds. So *let* Emma want Harry - it's her prerogative (and good luck with that lol). It's more than obvious in the books who Hermione wants, and that's all I care about.Avatar Image says: Oh - and one other thing - that's a three/four year old statement you're clinging to for dear life, radcakesfan. Ask Emma now, and my bet is she'd say she wants her boyfriend - instead of Dan, Rupert OR Harry lol. But that's good for her. Those mixed-race relationships can be tough. You know - real person/fictional character - the differences in those backgrounds are really difficult to reconcile.Avatar Image says: @radcakesfan You seem to base your arguments on the fact that everyone is concealing their true intentions. You see Emma's very enthusiastic and vocal support for R/Hr as a cover up for her secret passion for H/Hr, you see EruditeWitch's fulfilling her aministrative duties as her secret plan to convince the world of the R/E-ship. Trust issues? Then again, when it suits your argument, your assumption is that SOME quotes are REAL clues. You use Emma's old assertion that SHE would have preferred Harry combined with her saying that she can identify with certain aspects of Hermione's personality as an argument for Emma secretly shipping H/Hr. Why do you trust Emma when she says she identifies with Hermione but not when she says that she ships R/Hr? Could it be that you are biased and choose to believe only those statements that confirm your version of events, and then you dismiss statements pointing to the contrary as lies? Your inconsistencies seem to indicate that. Avatar Image says: Karin, lol I agree with everything you said. *claps*Avatar Image says: Sorry for the double post. I don't know if radcakesfan is an active member on the Emma Watson Forum, but it goes down a lot, so they deleted the threads that had grown huge (200+ pages) to save server space. The R/E thread was one of those that got deleted (or archived somewhere only mods can see, idk). Sam ( Eruditewitch) simply was the first to notice it was gone when the boards came back up and so she started the thread again. I never thought I would have to write a short essay on why someone started a thread in a forum. Heh. Avatar Image says: why would i wonder when rgfans post that certain scenes should be in CGI, that chemistry between Dan and Emma can only be romantic and therefore is wrong/bad and means they are bad actors, that shipping h/hr is a mortal sin, that shipping d/e is wrong but it's okay to ship r/e (hey, lets REstart a thread shipping real people!) , that only h/hr shippers think Jkrowling is a bad writer (lots of people do, including other writers). Oh and enzie? There you guys go again, misquoting me. Deliberately, i say. I never said she chose or would choose Dan. She chose Harry, when asked which book character she'd have chosen. Unlike what someone said earlier, that she probably had chosen Ron maybe even before she got the role. Duh. LIke i said, reasons why no one can take these posters seriously- read their posts on rupert fanboards or r/e r/hr boards. What's that word, for when people say one thing, but do it themselves? Avatar Image says: *why would i wonder when rgfans post that certain scenes should be in CGI* How else is it going to look like they are coming out of the locket, look smoky, have their eyes shine red, and look 'more beautiful and terrible' than their real life counterparts? Something's gotta be added. , *that chemistry between Dan and Emma can only be romantic and therefore is wrong/bad and means they are bad actors* I never said they are bad actors. I heard tell of arguments saying that H/Hr is sold via the movies because "Dan and Emma's chemistry is undeniable". That implies unintentional romantic chemistry. That implies they aren't doing their job. We don't ever claim that to be the case. *that shipping h/hr is a mortal sin* It is if you claim that Ron is beneath her or that the books are bad because of no H/Hr. That makes me think you really don't care about the actual story. *that shipping d/e is wrong but it’s okay to ship r/e (hey, lets REstart a thread shipping real people!)* Why don't you read the thread? Either that or shut up. Shipping real people is creeeeeeeeeeepy. *that only h/hr shippers think Jkrowling is a bad writer (lots of people do, including other writers)* If by lots you mean approximately 2%, than yeah. But your definition of 'lots' astounds me. There is a remarkable higher percentage...more than at least 80% of people who have read the books and like them.Avatar Image says: the new HP book is called Harry Potter and the Shipper Wars. HP has so much that isn't about his love life/romance. I'm feeling to old to call myself a shipper, but I'm 100% for Ron and Hermione, Harry and Ginny, I didn't see that coming, I though Luna and Harry would end up together, but she is the best choice for Harry when considering this. Real life shipping is a bit creepy, don't you think. I think I'm going to start ship Daniel and Rupert, because I think they have great chemistry AND have you seen how they look at each oher! OMG they're soo close, how he looked at him during their entreview! They so luv each other!!Avatar Image says: Millas: Now you see my point! Danpert....tee hee. Avatar Image says: LoL, Millas. I've always admitted that I would ship Harry/Ron long before I would Harry/Hermione. radcakesfan, I haven't a clue how I could misquote you when I used quotes from *your* posts. But I've already told you, far as H/Hr and Dan/Emma is concerned, go ahead, knock yourself out. Go print off the zillion Photoshopped pics of them you can find on all those H/Hr, D/E sites you frequent and roll around in them to your heart's content if that...wiggles your wand. I started in with you because you twisted your own words and attributed them to me, and I wanted no part of that. But you go do whatever makes your deluded little H/Hr, D/E self happy. It's not gonna change my mind an iota - OR ruin my day. No matter what else you babble on about, I've got canon. ^_~)Avatar Image says: Oh - and pardon the double post again, but this is to *EruditeWitch*: Thank you for explaining perfectly what I should have in my first post about the CGI in the locket/Harry/Hermione part of that scene. As I was reading the *book*, JKR's description was very CGI-like in my mind, *because* of the smoke and red eyes and the way she described the image Ron sses. Harry and Hermione are so very obviously *not* as Ron sees them in real life, but as he's imagined them in his nightmares and through the Dark magic. After all, the 'real' Harry is standing right there urging him on, and what Ron sees coming out of the locket has got to appear very different from *that* Harry. I still think it could very well be done in CGI for the film to incorporate JKR's vision, no matter what *ahem* anyone else says. Anyway thanks again, I should have made myself more clear.Avatar Image says: Enzie, my apologies, but the earlier comment that has you all fired up was mostly aimed at eruditewitch; i think i wrote a comment earlier that got zapped when my computer failed and i haven't gone back. The first line included you, though. Whatever, i stick to my points. Also with this new news of this clothing designer, my hopes are high for Dan and Emma to be acting out that scene as most hp fans want.Avatar Image says: In HBP? They dont' really have anything to act out in that one. That news is about HBP, and what do clothes have to do with anything that has Dan and Emma acting out anything?Avatar Image says: I'm guessing he/she means the fake kiss from DH. I don't see how the clothing news and it are connected, but I've seen HP fans make some pretty bizarre leaps of logic before. I'd guess radcakesfan is a Harry/Hermione shipper, no? As for what most HP fans want, I don't think most actually care one way or other whether the kiss is actully filmed or if cgi is used. Shippers might care, but H/Hr fans never were "most hp fans" or even close to that (and R/Hr fanbase always dwarfed them in size).Avatar Image says: EruditeWitch: "In HBP? They dont’ really have anything to act out in that one. That news is about HBP, and what do clothes have to do with anything that has Dan and Emma acting out anything?" But don't you see Sam? EVERYTHING has everything to do with Dan/Emma. Whatever the film makers do or decide, it's all about Dan and Emma. Even if they report that Draco Malfoy will get a new hair-colour in the movies it will mean Emma and Dan finally get to make out. I mean Harry/Hermione. I mean... oh god, I got confused... is it the Dan and Emma series? No, I think I recall it was the Harry and Hermione series... no, I think I got myself confused again, didn't I once hear it was the Harry Potter series. Oh no... accio egg-nog. (Sarcasm warning) Seriously. So true, Will. So true. Out of the HP fans world-wide, only a small fraction goes as far as posting on forums or message boards online. And out of this small fraction, only a very small fraction is specifcally interested in shipping, the rest would have taken it as it came. And out of that fraction interested in shipping, a minority saw and/or wanted H/Hr, because lets be honest, R/Hr IS canon and that is what most people (shippers or not) saw coming. That's not to say people aren't allowed to prefer the idea of H/Hr and to ship them in fanon. But I am really a bit tired of hearing EVERYONE wants H/Hr. I don't want H/Hr, so even if I was the only one, that alone would make EVERYONE false. I personally would never be so arrogant or presumptuous as to state that what I want or my opinion is what EVERYONE wants or thinks. I know there are people who don't like R/Hr and can hardly accept it. So be it. Not my problem. What I want is not what everyone wants and that's fine by me. But I'm really tired of hearing that what I DON'T want is what EVERYONE wants, because what does that make me? No one? Avatar Image says: "So true, Will. So true. Out of the HP fans world-wide, only a small fraction goes as far as posting on forums or message boards online. And out of this small fraction, only a very small fraction is specifcally interested in shipping, the rest would have taken it as it came." Exactly. H/Hr shippers tend to label everyone who happens to like canon (such as myself) as R/Hr shippers, but that's simply not true. Sure, we might be pleased that two fictional characters that we care about got their happily ever after, but most of us never got into the heated shipping discussions. "But I am really a bit tired of hearing EVERYONE wants H/Hr" Of course statements like that are blatantly untrue, but they're pretty desperate for any kind of validation for their views, so anything goes. It usually goes something like this: A random celeb/actor/writer/mediaperson makes a random comment about Harry Potter and the H/Hrs (well, the most childish of them, anyway) squee "oh look, person X is a Harry/Hermione shipper!". And any sane person will be left wondering "how the heck did the derive THAT from the statement".Avatar Image says: "Seriously. So true, Will. So true. Out of the HP fans world-wide, only a small fraction goes as far as posting on forums or message boards online. And out of this small fraction, only a very small fraction is specifcally interested in shipping, the rest would have taken it as it came." Exactly. For some reason H/Hrs tend to label everyone who happens to like canon as R/Hr shippers, but that's simply not true. While we may be pleased that two characters we care about got their happily ever after, many of us (like myself) were never into the shipping discussions. "But I am really a bit tired of hearing EVERYONE wants H/Hr." Of course, that is blatantly untrue. H/Hrs are so desperate for any kind of validation for their views, that they tend to interpret certain things rather.. liberally. Here's a typical scenario I've seen many times: a random celeb/actor/writer/mediaperson makes a random comment about the Harry Potter books and H/Hr shippers squee "Oh look, he/she ships Harry/Hermione". Normal people will be left wondering "how the heck did they derive THAT from the comment, he/she didn't say anything about them!"Avatar Image says: Aww, it seems this thread is eating posts again. No idea if anything I wrote got through.Avatar Image says: Thank god the movie is called Harry Potter. I love the fact that Dan is the lead - the story revolves around his character and via his eyes. Everyone else is a sidestory that can be and has been, thus far, set aside. Most of the movie viewers are supposedly non readers. That's true of my family. I know a lot of people are/were expecting h/hr- should be interesting when the next movie comes up. Most hp potter fans want to see everything in the book which means an evil h/hr kiss and most fans don't care about the shipping, they just enjoy the stories. But there are many people who do not like the various couplings and never will. That doesn't make us "no one's" either. Avatar Image says: "Seriously. So true, Will. So true. Out of the HP fans world-wide, only a small fraction goes as far as posting on forums or message boards online. And out of this small fraction, only a very small fraction is specifcally interested in shipping, the rest would have taken it as it came." Exactly. For some reason H/Hrs tend to label everyone who happens to like canon as R/Hr shippers, but that's simply not true. While we may be pleased that two characters we care about got their happily ever after, many of us (like myself) were never into the shipping discussions. "But I am really a bit tired of hearing EVERYONE wants H/Hr." Of course, that is blatantly untrue. H/Hrs are so desperate for any kind of validation for their views, that they tend to interpret certain things rather.. liberally. Here's a typical scenario I've seen many times: a random celeb/actor/writer/mediaperson makes a random comment about the Harry Potter books and H/Hr shippers squee "Oh look, he/she ships Harry/Hermione". Normal people will be left wondering "how the heck did they derive THAT from the comment, he/she didn't say anything about them!"Avatar Image says: *Most of the movie viewers are supposedly non readers. That’s true of my family. I know a lot of people are/were expecting h/hr- should be interesting when the next movie comes up.* Ummmm A lot? After the second movie? You seem to have crazy ideas about what is a lot and what is everyone. You should spend some time on other sites. I think you might be stuck in a small world somewhere (portkey or SCQ) and dont' understand that you guys are a dramatic minority.Avatar Image says: In the end it’s a moot point to argue who is in the majority or what ‚most people’ want. I mainly object to the assumption that H/Hr is what EVERYONE wants anyway, especially when the argumentation is based on the supposed overwhelming chemistry between Dan and Emma. Mind you, I think Dan and Emma have great chemistry, but IMO so have Emma and Rupert or Rupert and Dan. Even if the vast majority – which I personally doubt, but I have no statistics at hand to prove my assumption – wanted H/Hr, I wouldn't care. Because that’s not what ‘s going to happen. It didn’t happen in the books and it won’t happen in the movies. The movie makers have caught on the R/Hr dynmaic early on (i.e. awkward handshake at the end of CoS) and David Yates, who has directed OotP and HBP and who will direct the two DH movies, said: Ron and Hermione are ‘delightful, funny, tender and true’. So I have full trust that HBP as well as DH will make painfully clear what, IMO, has already been made clear enough in the previous movies with regards to the upcoming R/Hr romance. Supported by Rupert and Emma’s acting skills and their good chemistry. (More than one reviewer actually positively commented on it). And yes, I do want to see the evil H/Hr kiss. I absolutely want to see it. Played out as it was described in the book - which basically told us ‘their lips met’ and not ‘they snogged passionately’. The important point to keep in mind here is: This scene is NOT about H/Hr (or Dan/Emma or whatever) it is solely about RON. It is his becoming a man scene, his defeating his inner demons and insecurities. The evil H/Hr kiss is not supposed to have the audience sit there and think ‘oh wow, what a sexy, passionate snog. H/Hr forever!!!’, it’s supposed to be torture, to make the audience understand and feel compassionate with Ron, and if the movie shows anything else, then the movie makers and everyone involved have failed miserably. IMO. Avatar Image says: last paragraph well put galadriel12 .. & alot of people who watch the movies dotn read the book, & in movie 4 & 5 sometimes they were totally confused.. not only abut the pairings but they dont understand why eevryone so emotional.. why harry emo, why ron seems jealous but quite, & why hermione is always sounded exaperated(sp) & i hate breaking that stuff down for them, because i have read the books!Avatar Image says: Not sure how anyone would not have gotten the r/hr hints but h/hr IS the answer i got when i asked some non readers i know. This is after the last movie too. They hadn't read the books and i refuse to tell them the ending 'cuz i want them to read the books obviously. Talking about scenarios with people shipping what normal people don't see , has anyone seen that latest r/e youtube clip from the NME awards? The comments on ONTD are hilarious, saying exactly that, that they are just standing beside each other and talking a bit. Nothing to see, in other words. lol. Also i've seen other pictures where they get all excited about some picture when one person isn't actually even looking at the other person but behind them but the shippers are squeeing anyways lol. (Oh and i'm not on any of those sites. Barely go on there to be honest. It's far more hilarious reading the nonsense on other sites! To Will, i'd be interested in knowing whose comments you're thinking of where h/hr was mistakenly mentioned when they were not? Regis, jonathan Ross, Harry Smith, they've all actually said they wanted or expected h/hr. Avatar Image says: I bet the HBP movie will clear things up for a lot of the confused people who have only watche the moviees, even if they never read the books bec ause Harry is with Ginny and Hermione wants Ron and cries when he goes with Lavender. EVen the little parts we already saw showed those things are already in the movies.Avatar Image says: Radcakesfan: Look anyone on here up on Youtube (your major detractors all use their real online handles here because they don't hide, and then look us up on Livejournal). Since no one cares really about real life shipping here except you, then you trying to argue something that has nothing to do with anything at all. Your arguments here make no sense. Your statistics are made up. What we have to go on is the fact that almost every reviewer reviewing the GoF and OotP movies commented on Rupert and Emma doing excellent in Ron and Hermione's realm. And after the third film, can you please show me one example of these "everybody" you keep referring to who are convinced of Harry and Hermione's undying love due to Dan and Emma's "chemistry" (which I haven't seen any reviewer comment about)? Word of mouth doesn't work when mounting evidence suggest otherwise. Please. I'm waiting for "everybody" to be proven in any way. Especially on this site which is so full of so many HP fans. A large percentage I would wager. Avatar Image says: I just cannot see where people get H/Hr from? How can the R/Hr-hints be ignored, I just don't get it at all. The only way I can somehow rationalise an expectation of H/hr is a) If you haven't read the books (where R/Hr is blatantly obvious from PoA onwards, if not sooner). b) If you watch the movies and only pay attention to the main storyline (the quest to defeat Voldemort) and ignore the romances. If you had actually WATCHED carefully how the characters interact you couldn't have missed the R/Hr tension: The awkward hand holding, the Yule Ball (Harry doesn't care that Hermione goes with Krum, he wanted to go with Cho anyway. Ron on the other hand is green with jealousy and the argument makes everything EXTREMELY obvious if you pay ANY attention at all.) You would've also noticed that Hermione is extremely comfortable discussing her own love life with Harry, as well as commenting on Harry's love life. ('Victor is more..physical' (GoF), 'Cho couldn't take her eyes off you, could she?' (OotP). The lack of jealousy on both parts is a sure sign that Harry and Hermione have an extremely comfortable but entirely platonic relationship So yes, if you only watch the movies casually, without really paying attention you might think: 'I bet Harry and Hermione hook up 'cause that's how all fairytales end, with the hero getting the female lead.' However, if you actually decide to actively pay attention to the movies you will see where we're really heading. When Regis, Ross and Smith assume H/Hr, they're insulting the movie makers, because it's obvious they haven't watched the movies properly. Otherwise they wouldn't make such unprofessional comments!Avatar Image says: EruditeWitch: There is a treat You-Know-WhereAvatar Image says: i love shipping. shipping is fun and it's a huge part of the fandom. i don't mind h/h shippers, but i'm a total h/r shipper. i loved the interview. she says massive loads, i loved how british it sounded.Avatar Image says: THANK YOU, EMMA. I just want people to stop going on about Harry and Hermione and all this "they were meant to be" crap - Hermione loves Ron. End of. Get over it, lol. Avatar Image says: For people who think "real life people shipping is creeeeeepy", I wonder why they would start or worse, restart a rupert/emma shipping thread ? Actions speak louder than words, and i haven't done that. As for critics, seems to me a lot of them plain ignored mentioning certain people because they barely were in the movies, especially in the last movie. Also as i think i've said, the harry romance has been focused on his scenes with Cho, even up to the last movie. Avatar Image says: I agree that people who only watch movie for the excitement factor( or because HP was such a phenomenon and they wanted to get it on the hype-but of course just like all wannabes they were TOO lazy to actually read the books! LOL!) ship H/Hr. This is not even shipping to me because they are just watching the movie for cool special effects without paying a hoot to the actual characters (which BTW are portrayed badly in movies) and assuming that since Harry is the main male character and Hermione is by his side, HARRY-HERMIONE4EVA! My advice: Read the damn books.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I can't believe how fast the actors are growing up!Avatar ImagePauline123 says: Yeah, well, whatever Emma says..... it's HER opinion. Not mine. I still love H/Hr ship.Avatar ImageMaria Ksand says: Oh, I'm with Dan, I mean in his way of shipping. He's a Harry/Luna shipper just as I am!:) I think HP series had lost some kinda magic losing this couple. There where so many hints telling they just have to get together: a chemistry between them, so many sweet moments in the film 5, that scene near the end where they are holding hands, Slughorn's party in HPB and especially for some reason I loved a moment in the last book where Harry completely changes his appearence becoming a fat red-head Barney, and Luna just comes (having NO idea about that Harry is there on Bill and Flear's wedding!!!) and says "Oh, hello, Harry!". That was SO... WOW!!:) She could recognize him among the huge amount of people, more than that - among all those red headed Weaseleys!!! That was so... I don't know... so sweet and great, I don't know any other girl who could do like that for Harry... They are so cute:) Dan, I'm with you, I'm Harry/Luna shipper forever!:) Anyway, from Russia with love, everyone!:)) Maria

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